Stop and Smell the (Sugared) Roses

Simple Sugared Roses

Simple Sugared Roses

Day four without power thanks to Irene and still no update as to when we might “see the light.”  Needless to say, with a house full of boys, things may be getting a bit stinky around here.  That’s why we thought this recent article from Vogue Living’s blog was such a breath of fresh air.

Step 1: Pluck Petals from Roses

Step 1: Pluck Petals from Roses

Eric Wolfinger‘s photography brings these sugared rose petals to life and the easy step by step recipe (a favorite of Alice Water’s) may just be the thing to entertain the kids…

Step 2: Carefully Paint with Egg Whites

Step 2: Carefully Paint with Egg Whites

After all, it’s in times like these that we need to be grateful for what we have and to stop and smell the roses!

Step 3: Cover with Fine Sugar

Step 3: Cover with Fine Sugar

Step 4: Dry on a Rack

Step 4: Dry on a Rack

Step 5: Decorate a Favorite Cupcake!

Step 5: Decorate a Favorite Cupcake!

Photos via Vogue Living

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  • Reply StyleLinx August 31, 2011 at 6:34 am

    How sweet! They look like they have beautiful dew drops on them! (Sorry about your power!!) xo

  • Reply pve August 31, 2011 at 7:28 am

    “a rose is a rose” – how sweet of you to look on the flowery side of life.
    hope your power is restored soon.

  • Reply stitchfork August 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Hope you won’t need a bed of roses and that the power comes back on pronto!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply The Zhush August 31, 2011 at 10:20 am

    This is just the sweetest thing! Not to mention getting our power back last night! PHEW! Fingers crossed that your house is next!xx

  • Reply Kelly Market August 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Such pretty photography and what a great cake decorating idea! Right up my alley! Hope you get your power back soon : ) x Kelly

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon August 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    These are really beautiful! I hope you get your power back soon!!

  • Reply Isabelle August 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    How lovely! I see that you were affected by Irene, good luck getting back on track…Isabelle xx

  • Reply quintessence August 31, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    So beautiful. I got a late night power and internet connection at a friend’s house so stopped by to commiserate!! But love this beautiful inspiration – I’m dying to stop and smell the roses – will have to wait until I clean out the fridges!!

  • Reply Fashion-isha September 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Hi Carolyn, I always wanted to know how to do this!! Great idea for a post 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I hope by now your power is back on.

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